Professor John Polesel ----Australian and international approaches to the technical and vocational training of young people Technical and vocational education and training have a long history in Victorian schools, but have also been subject to continual review and reform. Finding the balance between meeting the broader educational needs of young people and the need for a skilled technologically literate workforce has created many tensions in the design and delivery of vocational education in schools. This presentation examines the evidence for the efficacy of current approaches in an historical and international framework. -